Bakersfield church sends volunteers to Houston to help rebuild after hurricane
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) —
The church group reports that 75 percent of homes in Dickinson, a small suburb of Houston, were damaged or destroyed by flood waters.
The Bakersfield team arrived Sunday after a 26-hour drive and got to work on projects benefiting five families and one school.
They've removed damaged flooring, hung drywall and are preparing now for a Christmas service that will feature prayers, a meal, movie and gifts for needy families.
The congregation at RiverLakes sent the team with about $5,000 of gift cards and many other wrapped gifts for people who were displaced. The team is led by Angelo Frazier, the pastor of outreach and care at RiverLakes.